DNI Ratcliffe: Hunter Biden’s Laptop ‘Not Part of Some Russian Disinformation Campaign’
“In this case, Adam Schiff saying this is part of a disinformation campaign and that the intelligence community has assessed and believes that — that is simply not true. Whether its Republicans or Democrats, if they try to leverage the intelligence community for political gain, I won’t allow it.”
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe confirmed Monday morning that “there is no intelligence” to suggest that Hunter Biden’s laptop is “part of some Russian disinformation campaign.”
Russia, Russia, Russia! Anything that makes them look bad or corrupt the Democrats immediately points fingers at Russia.
That is exactly what they did when The New York Post published emails from Hunter Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son.
The emails showed Hunter pursued rich deals with a Chinese private energy company. Another set showed how a top Ukrainian exec suggested Hunter use his influence on behalf of Burisma.
[email protected]_Ratcliffe blasts Democrat @RepAdamSchiff for leveraging a political narrative.
"Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign."
— Debra Garrett?? (@debragarrett) October 19, 2020
From Fox News:
Ratcliffe, during an exclusive interview on FOX Business’ “Mornings with Maria,” was asked about the allegations from Schiff, D-Calif., who over the weekend said that the Hunter Biden emails suggesting Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had knowledge of, and was allegedly involved in, his son’s foreign business dealings.
“It’s funny that some of the people who complain the most about intelligence being politicized are the ones politicizing the intelligence,” Ratcliffe said. “Unfortunately, it is Adam Schiff who said the intelligence community believes the Hunter Biden laptop and emails on it are part of a Russian disinformation campaign.”
He added: “Let me be clear: the intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that. And we have shared no intelligence with Adam Schiff, or any member of Congress.”
Ratcliffe went on to say that it is “simply not true.”
“Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign,” Ratcliffe said, adding again that “this is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign.”
Democrats bemoan and complain when President Donald Trump says stuff off the cuff, but have NO problem when they do it.
Common sense did not stop House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff from claiming the emails found on Hunter’s laptop came from the Kremlin:
Ratcliffe’s comments come after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff over the weekend described the emails as being part of a smear coming “from the Kremlin,” amid claims the revelations are part of a Russian disinformation campaign.
“We know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin,” Schiff said on CNN. “That’s been clear for well over a year now that they’ve been pushing this false narrative about this vice president and his son.”
Ratcliffe continued to hammer Schiff and the Democrats for spreading fake news:
“The FBI has had possession of this,” he said. “Without commenting on any investigation that they may or may not have, their investigation is not centered around Russian disinformation and the intelligence community is not playing any role with respect to that.”
He added: “The intelligence community has not been involved in Hunter Biden’s laptop.”
Ratcliffe went on to say that his role as director of National Intelligence, which he assumed earlier this year, is “to not allow people to leverage the intelligence community for a political narrative that’s not true.”
“In this case, Adam Schiff saying this is part of a disinformation campaign and that the intelligence community has assessed and believes that — that is simply not true,” he said. “Whether its Republicans or Democrats, if they try to leverage the intelligence community for political gain, I won’t allow it.”
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“Whether its Republicans or Democrats, if they try to leverage the intelligence community for political gain, I won’t allow it.”
We currently have what, by all appearances, to be an uncorrupted bureaucrat. Please let him remain so and bring along others that will act the same.
Wray needs to be held accountable for the laptop not being exposed during the impeachment fiasco.
Wray needs to be held accountable for many things ….meanwhile Barr is……?
The best way to hold Wray accountable is for him to be fired at a very public news conference with President Trump where he is first asked why the FBI has sat on this information since last December .
Schiff put the lie out there. A huge percentage of the faithful will parrot it and call Ratcliffe a liar. Facebook and Twitter might even ban Ratcliffe for daring to contradict The Official Narrative.
Because that’s the way it works today. Truth is an obsolete concept. All that matters is the Party. (And we know which one)
Aren’t we still waiting for Schiff to present that “incontrovertible evidence” of PDJT’s collusion with the Russkies that he claimed to have throughout the House Intell hearings on the subject? He’s a liar, with a prior.
If that turd gets flushed come election day it will be a big step in renewing my faith in the electorate. I am not holding my breath.
Schiff is HQd in gayest of gay West Hollywood and backed by oceans of Hollywood money. Stop blaming CA. It’s CONCENTRATED POCKETS of urban liberal voters and TARGETED MONEY that is the problem EVERYWHERE and I don’t care which state you live in. The commies are entrenched everywhere, especially in the cities where the GOP refuses to compete. Why don’t we just blame Rhode Island (more liberal than CA and every bit as corrupt) instead? That isn’t true either.
CA hatred is just as toxic and misleading as TDS.
How did the house dems allow to rise to such a high position of power, is it a reward for all the money his district brings into the fold?
CA hatred is just as toxic and misleading as TDS.
“CA hatred” is based on observation; the state’s enthusiasm for obviously failed policies, its determination to continue those failures and even compound them, and its fixation on imposing those failures on the rest of us.
TDS is based on no such thing. TDS has nothing to do with actual performance, as is obvious because it was instant and not based on observation or experience.
It’s the difference between “I just know DJT is a total poopy-head” vs. “The past history of CA’s failures tells us that it’s a poopy-head state.” Or maybe think of it as the difference between “prejudice” and “actual experience”.
Comparing unlike things and calling them equivalent is one of the most often used tools in the liberal toolchest.
Rhode Island doesn’t get blamed for a very good reason – its population is so small that it only has 2 representatives in Congress.
2016DNC – Well, we did it. We nominated the most corrupt, unlikable candidate on the face of the planet to run against Trump and lost.
2020DNC – Hold my beer.
I know, right? What are they going to do in ’24 for an encore? Reanimate Charles Manson and nominate him?
Q: How could we distinguish between a dead Manson and a Democrat candidate for elected office?
A: Dead Manson doesn’t lie. Or cheat. And he won’t squeal like a stuck pig when he loses.
I’m thinking having Official US and Israel-Flag Burning Ceremonies, followed by the Constitution-Burning Jamboree, afterwards.
No, If Biden is elected, maybe he’ll fully pardon Lorenzo Jerome Gilyard, Jr., and then the Democrats can nominate LJG the next time around.
The writing was on the wall, when the DNC allowed Linda Sarsour speak at their Convention.
There are far too many politicians whose names immediately imply moron in congress. We need a minimum IQ standard to be a politician. Anyone care to name who might be removed for having an IQ less than 100?
Ratcliffe says Schiff can lie to the public because politicians lying to the public isn’t against the law. That’s how he got away with slipping out of ‘closed’ committee meetings and leaking information to the press: What he was telling the press about what was being said in the meetings wasn’t true.
The press still believes him because they share the same ‘Never Trump’ goals, and the end justifies the means. Why else they would believe somebody who pretty transparently lies to them?
It’s up to his constituents to vote this slime out of office.
The words schiff and intelligence don’t belong in the same sentence, or even the same paragraph for that matter.
They make a classic oxymoron, don’t they.
Can we keep it down around here? Attorney General Barr-Sessions is sleeping.
And I thought Biden was obtuse with that “lying dog-faced pony soldier” stuff.
Why can’t Ratcliffe just come out and state the obvious—that Schiff is a lying ratbag? I think that’s what he’s saying, but it’s buried in so much oleagenous pomposity that I can’t be sure.
Does anyone else find it…interesting…that the FBI just happens to unseal an indictment charging 6 Russian military intelligence officers with alleged cyber attacks against various foreign targets just when the DNI says there is no intelligence supporting claims that the Biden hard drive is Russian misinformation? Now, Schiff can claim Russian interference in just about anything he can dream up and justify it by pointing to this indictment.
There are a couple of questions that come to mind, though:
– Just how were the individual GRU officers identified as being involved in the alleged ‘attacks’?
– Among the alleged attacks are malware attacks against the Ukrainian power grid, Ministry of Finance, and State Treasury Service. What jurisdiction does the DOJ claim to bring an indictment when neither the alleged attacker nor the alleged victim are U.S. persons?
– This same question applies to several other areas of the indictment as well. For example, alleged attacks against the French President’s political party, local French governments, and French politicians before their 2017 elections. Again, where’s the U.S. interest?
An awfully convenient distraction from the topic of the Biden hard drive, wouldn’t you say?
VIDEO: Trump Calls Biden A Criminal, Says Reporter Is A Criminal For Not Covering Hunter Biden…
I suppose Joe had Hunter marry Bo’s wife so he could keep his hands on the money flowing into those accounts.